Press Release

For Immediate Release

Bike Fest Paarl 2024: The Ultimate Cycling Celebration Returns!

Paarl, South Africa – 13 June 2024 – The highly anticipated Bike Fest Paarl is set to return from 27 – 29 September 2024, promising an even more exhilarating experience for cycling enthusiasts and their families. Following the immense success of last year’s festival, which attracted over 6,000 visitors and 2,000 competitors, this year’s event is gearing up to be bigger, better, and more spectacular.

Why Bike Fest Paarl?

Bike Fest Paarl is more than just a gathering; it’s a celebration of the cycling community and the lifestyle that comes with it. South Africa’s bike scene is thriving, and Bike Fest Paarl aims to provide a dedicated home for this vibrant community. The 2023 festival was a roaring success, setting the stage for an even more ambitious event this year.

What to Expect in 2024

This year’s festival will be hosted at the stunning Spice Route Destination in Paarl, a venue chosen for its breathtaking scenery, excellent trails, and easy accessibility from major cities like Cape Town and Stellenbosch. With over 200km of custom-built trails, Spice Route provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of cycling events and activities.

Key Highlights:

  • Diverse Events and Competitions: The festival will feature a range of events including XCC races, Enduro races, downhill competitions, pump track challenges, and kids races. There will also be guided tours, skills clinics, and a test track for the latest gear.
  • Live Entertainment and Guest Speakers: Hosted by renowned sports commentator Max Cluer, the event will also include live music, guest speakers, and industry talks, ensuring entertainment for all ages.
  • Food and Beverages: An extensive selection of food and drink options will be available, including beer, gin, and wine tents, and a food hall with local and international cuisine.
  • Expo Village: With over 150 expo stands, the festival will showcase the latest products from top industry retailers, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to test and purchase new gear.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

Bike Fest Paarl is designed to be inclusive, catering to everyone from young enthusiasts to seasoned cyclists. Families are especially welcome, with activities and events tailored to all age groups and skill levels. The festival’s schedule aligns with the South African school holidays, making it an ideal family outing.

Accommodation and Accessibility

Spice Route Destination offers ample space for camping and parking, along with a variety of nearby accommodation options including hotels, guest houses, and B&Bs. The venue’s proximity to major roads and cities makes it easily accessible for visitors from all regions.

Join Us

Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration of cycling, community, and outdoor adventure. Mark your calendars for 27 – 29 September 2024 and join us at Spice Route Destination for an unforgettable experience.

For more information, visit or contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]. Follow us on social media @paarltrails and @bikefestpaarl for the latest updates.

Darren Herbst / Stuart Weever
Phone: +27 76 022 5141 / +27 83 462 9628
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Spice Route Destination, Paarl

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For further details and media inquiries, please reach out to Darren Herbst or Stuart Weever at the contact information provided above. Marketing enquiries can be directed to Lena Ronge at [email protected].

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